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Satriamandala Museum offers night tour to lure visitors

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Jakarta   /   Sun, February 23, 2020   /  06:45 pm
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An American-made jet fighter is on display in the backyard of Satriamandala Museum in South Jakarta on Feb. 21. (JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)

On Friday afternoon, 38-year-old Sisi Farabi took her 4-year-old son to Satriamandala Museum, which exhibits a vast collection of the Indonesian Military's (TNI) equipment and weapons, in Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta. Th museum, managed by the TNI’s center for history, is central to the TNI’s history, displaying the belongings of former president Gen. Soeharto, the first military commander-in-chief Gen. Soedirman, the first chief of staff of the then-Indonesian Armed Forces (ABRI) Gen. Oerip Soemohardjo and former defense minister Gen. Abdul Haris Nasution. The museum welcomes visitors with dioramas, including one about the declaration of independence on Aug. 17, 1945 and the Battle of Surabaya on Nov. 10, 1970. It also has rooms showing rifles and handguns, as well as swords and sharpened bamboo, in addition to an exhibition of military transportation ...